You mean this one?
Looks like it's not dead after acquiring Husqvarna, looks like they still want to continue the development of EFI 450cc single offroader, maybe with some co-operation with Husqvarna now?
Originally Posted by Walkabout
It's appearing in the US this weekend - can't remember the race series, but it is reputedly the first appearance over there.
I found this in the web:
BMW G 450 X MAKES U.S. DEBUT AT GRAND NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY
RACE IN CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA, OCTOBER 27-28
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 18, 2007… BMW Motorrad’s 450cc
sports enduro prototype – the BMW G 450 X – will make it first
U.S. appearance at the GNCC (Grand National Cross Country) race
in Crawfordsville, Indiana October 27-28. Former motocross
world champion Simo Kirssi – the lone BMW entrant -- will pilot
the G 450 X in the class of Pro Bikes in a 3-hour race from
1:00 to 4:00 pm on the 28th.
The talented Finn rode the G 450 X to its first-ever victory in
its most recent appearance in the final round of the 2007
European Cross Country Championship, held in Schefflenz,
Germany, October 6-7. The on-going development of the
production bike has been widely viewed by the public throughout
the off-road racing season in Europe, but the new enduro has
never made tire tracks on American soil.
The AMA/ATVA-sanctioned Can-Am Grand National Cross Country
Series is America's premier off-road racing series. The 13-
round race series stretches through the eastern U.S., beginning
with the season-opener in Florida in March and concludes with
the season-finale in Indiana in October.
Berti Hauser, head of BMW Motorrad Motorsport, is hoping for
another cross country victory across the pond. “We’ve
demonstrated that our sports enduro concept not only works, but
is capable of winning races,” he reported. “Now, we have
raised the bar to aim for consistent top performance.”
For more information about the Grand National Cross Country
Series, visit Grand National Cross Country Racing Series -- America's Largest Off-Road Racing Series -- Racer Productions, Inc.
BTW, we've also heard rumours that Jimmy Lewis will race the
HP2 Enduro in the Veterans class, which if true will be a first
for a GNCC race, as well.
At the end of the event BMW will be making a major announcement
that any BMW fan will want to know about!
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